Most homeowners prefer synthetic grass to natural grass because they are low maintenance and evergreen. They look healthy and enhance the beauty of the surrounding space throughout their lifespan.
Artificial grass does not need as rigorous a routine as natural grass. Nevertheless, they have certain unique needs that need to be catered to so that they retain their freshness. In high traffic areas, they are prone to wear and tear. To ensure cleanliness and maintenance of the same, the following 7 processes should be followed:
Brushing for The Natural Look
During the initial period after installation, the artificial grass needs to be lightly brushed in different directions. This adds bounce to the grass and makes it look upright. Areas that are prone to excessive usage should be brushed more often with a synthetic bristled brush.
Mild Stain Removal
It is very natural for food plates to overturn or liquids to fall on the artificial grass. People with dogs might also face the problem of dog urine on the grass. Cleaning mild stains is relatively easy. Using a dry absorbent or a towel the spill should be soaked up thoroughly. Then the area needs to be rinsed with a mild detergent and water. If the stain does not go in the first wash, then a 3% ammonia water solution should be used. After every treatment, the synthetic grass Sunshine Coast should be thoroughly washed using clean water.
Stubborn Stain Removal
Sometimes the installed artificial grass may be subject to motor oil spillage or crayons, suntan oil etc. These cause stubborn stains that refuse to go using the above methods. Mineral spirits are used to draw out theses stubborn stains. Then the artificial grass has to be thoroughly rinsed.
For removing stuck up chewing gum etc., dry ice or aerosol is used to freeze it so that it can be scraped off. Pet waste should be left to dry before it is removed.
Keeping It Odourless
Bad odour tends to linger especially when urine or pet waste has found its ways on the artificial grass. Dousing the grass with water frequently will help remove most of the odour. However, any slight smell that remains can also be removed using a mixture of vinegar and water in equal proportions.
Weeds tend to grow on organic wastes like dead bugs, leaves etc. leftover even after cleaning. These should be immediately removed. Alternatively using a very light weedicide every 6months helps prevent weeds from growing on it.
Treating Bacteria and Mould
The formation of coloured spots on the artificial lawn is indicative of the presence of moulds and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide should be used to treat such areas and then it should be rinsed off with clean water. Vinegar and water in equal proportions also help to remove bacteria and mould.
Keeping Cleaning Equipment Nearby
Organic build-up should be avoided at all costs. Keeping such equipment as a hose, rake, brush leaf-blower nearby helps as these can be used to clean dead leaves, dirt etc. quickly.
Cleaning frequency needs to be maintained with alacrity. While once a month cleaning is generally enough, homes with pets need to be more frequent. For any information about our synthetic grass Sunshine Coast products, call us at 0439 739 313 or contact us through the Online Form.